Died a hero Israel, Benzion Leitner

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Leitner, who received the highest decoration in the IDF, which due to the onslaught in the battle for enemy troops during the war of independence

תאריך: 26/03/2012, 13:27    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Benzion Leitner, who received the hero of Israel’s first independence day of the State of Israel, went last night (Mon) died at the age of 85. Today is brought to rest.

19th day in October 1948, during the attack on Iraq police to soaiden, up by bomb squads and burglars to us over a distance of 50 meters South of the building. Despite the deadly enemy fire managed hablanino to score two of the five settings that surrounded the building. Any further progress was God because of strong enemy fire raining from the bunker.

The platoon commander for the squad bursts of Leitner to eliminate bunker with grenades, but the squad remains confined to the ground because of incessant fire from the bunker. Without
This command stormed Leitner cheered on the bunker and rimono that paralyzed him. In this onslaught was seriously injured.

Due to his injury was hospitalized intermittently for many years and despite experiencing financial difficulties.
Due to failed business, he refused to accept that the Government of Germany, their diamonds was entitled as a survivor of the Holocaust. He is survived by his three daughters.

The he תשל”ג was to Nissan, April 1973, by then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. Medal of Valor is the highest decoration in the IDF, given by
Defense Minister directed the Chief of staff, “the Supreme Act of heroism done during combat against the enemy while fearlessly.”

Translated from Hebrew